Freeman Williams

Dr. Williams earned his Bachelor of Science Education degree, his Master of Education degree, and his Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from the University of Delaware. He was a University of Delaware basketball player during the 1971-1972 and the 1972-1973 seasons.
Dr. Williams is a former superintendent of the Christina school district. He also served as a teacher, principal, director, assistant superintendent, and interim superintendent for the Christina School District. Dr. Williams is also a former principal, acting superintendent and assistant superintendent for the Appoquinimink school district. Dr. Williams worked for the Upward Bound program and the Jobs for Delaware Graduates program.
Dr. Williams serves as the president of the Board for Neighborhood House which provides counseling, early childhood education, and meal services. He is the president of the Newark Chapter of the NAACP and the vice president of the State of Delaware NAACP. Dr. Williams is a member of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees and a board member of the Newark Partnership. He also serves on the University of Delaware Dean of Education Advisory Committee and the State of Delaware Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee. Dr. Williams has recently been appointed by the Governor to the State of Delaware Racial Equity Consortium. He also serves on the Patient Advocacy Team for Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company.
Dr. Williams resides in the city of Newark with his wife, Susan. He is the father of three children and grandfather of three grandchildren. With a strong desire to give back to his community, Dr. Williams seeks out and supports volunteer programs that enhance the quality of life in the Newark community and throughout the state of Delaware.
His favorite part of Newark is the historic African American community that borders New London Road and Cleveland Avenue, affectionately called School Hill. This is the area where he grew up. Dr. Williams serves on the board of the Friends of School Hill.